Melissa Dawn Nance, 48, of Flatwoods, KY passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at her residence.
Ms. Nance was born on September 30, 1968 in Ashland, KY; a daughter of Lorraine Maust Morrison and the late Charles Edward "Pee-Wee" Nance.
Ms. Nance graduated from Russell High School in 1986, and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ohio University Southern Campus. She was a 22 year transplant survivor. She was also, the Queen of bargaining, which is why she loved flea marketing. She enjoyed music of the heavy metal genre.
In addition to her mother, Melissa is survived by a brother, Jay (Ursula) Nance of Greenup, KY; two sisters: Sherry (Scott) Wilburn of Worthington, KY, and Kathy (Jeremy) Akers of Raceland, KY, four nieces, two nephews, and a step-father, Samuel Morrison.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Shawnee Church of God in Flatwoods, KY with Pastor Jim Stamper officiating. Burial will be at Bentley Cemetery in Carter County, KY.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to: Comprehensive Transplant Center at OSU Medical Center, 300 West 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210.
Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Infant Vera Kay Clark opened her eyes in the arms of Jesus on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Baptist Health Louisville in Louisville, KY.
She was the daughter of Cody and Kayla Gillum Clark of Louisville, KY.
In addition to her parents Vera is survived by her Grandparents: Greg and Sandy Gillum of Raceland, KY, Rhonda (John) Jarvis of Louisville, KY, and Michael (Carla) Clark of Campbellsville, KY; Great Grandparents: Patty Gillum and Betty Stapleton, both of Greenup, KY, Raymond and Marlene Clark of Campbellsville, KY, Randy and Debbie Garrett of Campbellsville, KY; Great Great Grandparents: Pauline Sallee of Liberty, KY, Shirley Garrett of Campbellsville, KY, and Walter Roar of Greenup, KY.
Funeral service was held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY.
Burial followed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Russell, KY.
Condolences may be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com
Alice Louise Watts, 77, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
She was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Russell, a daughter of the late Kenny P. Pruitt and Bertha Faye Smith Pruitt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil H. Morgan in 1974 and Earl P. Watts in 1993; son, Cecil Scott Morgan in 2015; a brother, Paul Kenny Pruitt; and a sister, Virginia Carol Jackson.
Alice was a member of Moore Street Tabernacle and Ashland Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 350. She worked at Regional Center in Madisonville, Kings Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, before retiring.
She is survived by two daughters, Teddi Lynn (John Patrick) Bragg of Catlettsburg and Mechele Denice (Ronald) Bolt of Ashland; a brother, Robert M. (Alwina) Pruitt of Ashland; a sister, Marietta Chronister of Madisonville; three grandsons, Brett Matthew Parsons, Steven Tyler Bragg and Kevin Patrick Bragg; two great-grandsons, Tyler Bragg and Jackson Alexander Parsons; and a dear friend, Pat Gullett.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland with Chaplain Jim Smedley officiating.
Burial was in Ashland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Harold Leo Woods, 73, of Russell, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 14, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. Woods was born May 16, 1943, in Greenup, a son of the late Homer and Essie Sturgil Woods.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Cecil Woods; and one sister, Shirley Trippette.
Mr. Woods retired from C&O Railroad as an engineer. He was a member of Old Steen Baptist Church, Iron City Car Club and a Freemason.
Harold is survived by his wife, Darlene M. Woods of Russell; two sons, H. Mitchell Woods and John Marvin Woods; one daughter, Vonda Kaye Myers; two sisters, Nora Woods and Rose Ann Edwards; five brothers, Homer Ishmel, Gary Woods, James Floyd, John Woods and Norman Woods; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held at Melvin Cemetery in Wurtland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold's memory to Community Hospice, 1480 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Evans Funeral Home in Raceland was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Hess, 82, of Lithia, Fla., formerly from Russell, passed away April 16, 2017, in Brandon, Fla.
She was born May 26, 1934, in Carter County, to the late Cecil and Opal Rupert.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Fred Rupert; and sisters, Kathleen Mckenzie and Carolyn Simmons.
She retired from Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company and was a member of Russell First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Rodney Hess; her sister, Jean Christy; a brother, Cecil Rupert; daughter Melissa Stewart; stepdaughter Debbi Hess Rappa; and grandchildren Holly, Kyle and Staci Stewart.
At the family's request, a memorial service will be at a later date.
Lauren Elizabeth Oney, 34, of Barboursville, WV, unexpectedly passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.
She was born in Ashland June 13, 1982.
She was the daughter of Anita and the late "Buddy" Woodrum of Barboursville and Arnold and Marsha Oney of Grayson.
She was a graduate of Cabell Midland High School Class of 2001 and attended Marshall University. She was a member of Expressions Church a community that accepted her unconditionally.
Lauren had a smile on her face, joy in her heart, and a love of life that attracted many friends. She was a loyal friend that was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand. Lauren enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and live music. Her compassionate and nonjudgmental nature will be missed by all who knew her. While our hearts may be broken Lauren is flying with angels.
She is survived by her beloved partner, Jerry McComas and their children, Peyton and Silas; two sisters, Amy Moore (Tim) and Aleigh Zimmerman (Elijah); niece and nephew Lia and Brennan Moore; grandparents Hershell and Janice Miller, the late Bertis Felty and the late Amos and Stella Oney.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday April 20, 2017 at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel in Barboursville by Pastor Kevin West and Rocky Meadows.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Expressions Church, P.O. Box 7773, Huntington, WV 25778.
Edith "Pat" Lemaster, 67, of Flatwoods, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, surrounded by her loving family.
Ms. Lemaster was born June 5, 1949, in Flatwoods, to Margaret Evans and the late Elmer Evans.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 21, 2017, at Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods with Pastor Anthony Keeton and Chaplain Dan Spreacker officiating.
Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AARF, P.O. Box 2061, Ashland, KY 41105.